The AMA is a federal organisation with state and territory branches.
It supports Australian doctors in a number of areas including industrial, social, and welfare issues.
Over many years, the AMA has become recognised as an important body representing all Australian doctors and has now developed networks with federal and state governments and other important organisations. As is evidenced by the significant influence the AMA has been able to exert on important issues including COVID-19, Aboriginal health and welfare, anti-smoking legislation, and rural matters.
Medical practitioners, non-practicing practitioners (academics/postgraduate) and retired practitioners are eligible to become members of the AMA Tasmania. Australian Medical Association Tasmania provides a vital role in servicing the professional needs of medical practitioners throughout the state. By our constitution, we are also 'the' prime body in Tasmania representing the interests of our patients and the whole community on health issues.